This revision of a classic in the field provides readers with a complete overview of the traditional concepts and practices, as well as the pre-engineered components that are used in the construction of commercial building. From building layout to exterior finishing, this edition describes and illustrates the various stages of the building process, and since the industry relies on both standard and metric units of measurement, material dimensions, tables, details, and worked examples are provided in both standard and metric units. New to this edition Expanded coverage of excavation wall bracing. New material on safe working conditions in trenches. New material on soil stabilization and the use of mini piles. Additional calculations of formwork for different heights. Expanded material on concrete admixtures. Additonal material on single ply roofing membranes, insulation requirements for roofs, stucco coatings, and the use of wood siding. New material on construction sealants and adhesives.Andres, Cameron K. is the author of 'Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction', published 2003 under ISBN 9780130482921 and ISBN 0130482927.